Roasted Corn, Aged Cheddar & Bacon Flatbreads

Way back in the Fall of 2019 (seems like so long ago…) we went to Seasons 52 for Happy Hour and enjoyed a Corn & Bacon Flatbread they had on the menu… I’ve been thinking of making this at home ever since…It served as a very quick and tasty lunch…omit the bacon if you’re not a fan – maybe substitute thin red onion which will add a wonderful flavor…

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Sunkist Salad

A local country club has a salad on their menu that I have ordered more than anything else on their menu…it’s just so good! Mixed greens combine with crispy coconut shrimp, fresh strawberries & mandarin oranges along with heart-healthy walnuts and a raspberry vinaigrette drizzled on top makes every bite so delicious. We no longer belong to the club but I still make it at home – and it’s even better…

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Shrimp Ravioli & Garlic Lemon Butter

I’ve been making these little gems for about a year now and we LOVE them!!! They are super easy to make and a punch of flavor… My Hubby calls them his new favorite dinner. He even asked for them for his birthday dinner!!! I wanted to have shrimp scampi but also had some wonton wrappers that I wanted to use and I’ve cheated using wonton wrappers for ravioli before…. so why not shrimp?!

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Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai is so good! It is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served in Thailand as part of the country’s cuisine. It is typically made with rice noodles and veggies along with either chicken, beef or shrimp. I made today’s quick stir fry with shrimp in about 20 minutes – so it’s perfect for either a quick lunch or dinner…

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Roasted Vegetable Gnocchi

Out to dinner one night I had a yummy veggie gnocchi made with zucchini – it was really good – so of course I just had to make it at home for everyone else to enjoy…I added cauliflower & carrots to the mix for more flavor. Really, is there anything better than roasted carrots? Once the gnocchi is cooked, everything is combined in a lovely tomato-basil sauce…delicious!

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Confit Chicken Wings with Asian Aioli

I saw this idea of cooking confit chicken wings on a tv show late one night. They did it overnight in the oven so I decided I could do the same thing overnight in my slow¬†cooker. I did a different flavor to mine that took them over the top! Not to be eaten every day of course. My son loved them so much that he ate almost all of them, which is okay because my hips thanked me later! In any case these are also great to serve at parties…

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Roasted Asparagus & Shallots

I believe asparagus taste best when roasted in the oven…today’s recipe roasts them in a cast iron skillet along with thin slices of shallots … a timeless recipe – perfect not only for weeknights but for special occasions as well. The thicker asparagus roast better than the skinny ones – keep that in mind when you’re at the market. Just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper bring out all the flavor of Springtime Asparagus…

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